Davenport Daily Times
Saturday, February 6, 1897
F. H. HANCOCK of Chicago is in the city on business.
W. A. CASTLEN of Chicago is here on business.
D. F. LEAMER of Princeton, spent yesterday in the city.
Mrs. James FARRINGTON of Iowa Falls is visiting Mrs. T. KIRCHER.
Dean SCHUYLER will leave for New York Monday to be gone about two weeks.
Miss Clara ALEX of 1525 West Third street, is recovering from a very severe
Miss Mary M. HIBBARD has departed for Washington where she will visit with
Miss Hannah HANSEN of Long Grove has been visiting Miss May ELDRIDGE the past
E. A. HINRICHS left this morning for the eastern mercantile centers of New York,
Pittsburg and Wheeling.
H. H. ANDRESEN and a daughter left yesterday for Orlando, Fla., where they will
spend the remainder of the winter season.
Dr. W. H. BILLS of Allegan, Mich., who has been the guest of his brother Hon.
John C. BILLS, of this city, has gone to Denver on a pleasure trip.
F. C. DICKMAN of Millville, Ark., formerly a well know Davenport ex-alderman and
attache of the Cable Lumber company is visiting in the city.
M. J. ADAMS, dentist over SCHLEGEL'S drug store.
The regular men's meeting at the Y. M. C. A. rooms tomorrow afternoon will be
led by C. G. DALY.
George BURNS, arrested yesterday afternoon on the charge of disturbing the peace
was sent up for a term of seven days this morning.
BARR & Co.'s oyster wagon broke down near Front and Brady streets this
afternoon, a wheel having collapsed in the street car track.
Edgar ROBBINS and Mark LASHLEY alias Tom CONNORS, the young fellows who pleaded
guilty to burglarizing Kay's saloon in Rock Island some time ago, have been
sentenced to the Reform school at Pontiac.
Give us a trial. Seven thousand tons of ice as good as any ever put up.
Davenport Ice company. John HENTZELMANN, Nic ALBRECHT.
E. S. DAVENPORT, the well-known restaurant and hotel keeper of LeClaire, has
purchased the Columbia restaurant run by Mrs. E. A. LEWIS at 110 East Third
A grand free lunch will be served at the Mile Track saloon tonight. All are
cordially invited. Fred ROESCHMANN.
Chancer Master PARMENTER will sell the Moline homestead of the Hon. George W.
VINTON under a mortgage foreclosure on the 13th of March. Mr. VINTON received
$70,000 for his stock in Deere & Co., when he sold out of that corporation,
all of which has gone through the downward trend of business, his investments
having proven most unfortunate and he has part of the time been disabled by
Resolutions of Thanks
The following resolutions were passed by the five charitable organizations of
Whereas, The Davenport Railway and Commercial Men's club have given much
personal labor to the preparation for a charity ball with the end in view of
distributing the proceeds to the poor of the city through the five principal
charitable organization; therefore be it .
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Railway and Commercial
Men's Club; also that it be spread upon the minutes of each of the charitable
societies so benefited and that the resolutions be published in the daily
Phoebe SUDLOW, President Ladies' Industrial Relief Society. Annie E. STACKHOUSE,
President Ladies' Catholic Union. Maria RORABACK, President Woman's Relief
Corps. Lena FLEISCHMANN, Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent association. M. L. MARKS,
President Associated Charities.
Winter Tourists' Rates
The popular route to the south and southeast is via C. B. & Q., who connect
at St. Louis with through sleeping car lines to New Orleans, Pensacola, Tampa,
Thomasville and Jacksonville. For full particulars and information apply to: W.
FREEMAN, Ticket Agent, 108 West Third Street.
Letters Found in a Trunk Betray the Presence of a Man in the Case.
The Mystery of the Colona Poisoning Deepens-Mrs. PORTER Reads Magazines and
Hopes for Final Restoration to Liberty.
Sheriff QUINN of Cambridge and Detective KIMBALL, who assisted in ferreting out
the PORTER poisoning mystery, passed through Rock Island yesterday morning the
their way to Geneseo, where they have more business in connection with the case.
They had nothing new to tell. The officers are exceedingly reticent about the
affair just now. The neighbors of the PORTERS, who were very communicative at
first, have probably been awed into silence. Mrs. PORTER takes her incarceration
very cooly or apparently so. She spends her time reading magazines and appears
to have strong faith that she will regain her liberty when the case comes up to
Those who have charge of the prosecution of Mrs. PORTER of Colona, are now
awaiting the action of the grand jury which meets next Monday. Meanwhile, the
accused lady is receiving calls from interested friends. Her brother-in-law, Mr.
CHURCHILL of Joliet, a carpenter and contractor was a caller last week. He spent
some time in communication with the prisoner at the jail, and promised her that
he would turn heaven and earth to see that she would not be convicted of the
A cousin of Mrs. PORTER from Iowa was a caller and threatens to use some little
means in her behalf. The DION girl still remains at the house of the sheriff.
Several letters have been received from her former employers, who state that
Miss DION was always faithful and honest while in their employ and will take an
interest in her welfare.
State's Attorney GRAVES and his opponent, Judge HAND, are preparing to contest
the case to the end and an entertaining trial will be the result. Colona is
being visited by reports for daily journals, but the scene is barren of new
information and the townspeople seem reticent and glum on the subject which has
brought such sorrow to a home.
There are mysterious hints about letters found in a trunk belonging to Mrs.
PORTER. These letters are said to show beyond a doubt that there is a man in the
case. One letter said to be in the possession of State's Attorney GRAVES is
claimed to be strongly in evidence of these allegations. GRAVES, however, is
silent when approached upon the subject. According to Editor KINOR, "Like
Napoleon he at once discharges all expression from his usually expressive
countenance, and leaves the interviewer stranded on the sea of doubt."
Meanwhile, we shall wait for the action taken by the grand jury next week.
GRABBED A LIVE WIRE
J. G. HILD Narrowly escapes Death on the Roof Yesterday.
J. G. HILD, the fireman who operates the W. B. WILEY furnace, had a painful and
dangerous experience yesterday morning which came near to costing him his life.
He had been on the roof of the FRANKLIN building, immediately above the Lend-a
-Hand rooms, in company with Edward WIESE. A ladder was employed in the ascent
and Mr.. HILD had just gained the third story and was holding the ladder on the
top while Mr. WIESE climbed up. Mr. WIESE stumbled just before he stepped on the
roof, throwing Mr. HILD down, and he in falling grasped an electric wire just at
the point where the insulation was imperfect and in a second he was laid out,
Mr. HILD could not let go the hold he had on the wire which his companion
noticing, prompted effective measures. Mr. WIESE laid hold of the prostrate form
and pulled until the convulsive hold was broken. The unfortunate man shows two
badly burned palms as a result of the distressing accident.
Live Man Wanted
To assist local druggists in working up trade on the three great family
remedies:-- Dr. KAY'S Renovator, Dr. KAY'S Lung Balm and Kineykura. An
exceptional chance for the right man. An exceptional chance for the right man.
Kr. B. J. KAY, Medical Co., Omaha, Neb.
Escapes the Pen
"Rastus" WHITE, the colored man arrested on charges of stabbing Clyde
THOMAS on Thanksgiving eve in a Rock Island saloon, has again escaped the
penitentiary. The man was tried on the charge of assault with intent to kill,
while the verdict of the jury yesterday afternoon was that of assault with
intent to do great bodily injury. Charles BUFORD, the colored man's attorney,
held that the assault was one of self-defense and "Rastus" was
sentenced to ninety days in the county jail.
Word has been received in the city of the death of James K. COOKE, now of Omaha.
Mr. COOKE is well known in this city. For some years he was deputy clerk in the
Rock Island county court house and the bass in the Trinity church choir.
Tuberculosis is given as the cause of death.
Franklin E. GARNER, the five year old son of Mrs. Rueben GARNER, died at the
family residence, below the city this morning. The funeral will be held Tuesday
afternoon with interment in Oakdale.
Peter HANSEN, a well known German resident of this city, passed away yesterday
afternoon at the family residence, 1007 west Third street. For the past ten
years Mr. HANSEN has been a sufferer from paralysis which finally resulted in
his demise yesterday.
The deceased was fifty nine years of age and has been a resident of Davenport
ever since he came to this country, twenty-five years ago. He was born in Alsen,
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Mr. HANSEN was a cabinet maker by trade and was
employed form a number of years in the West Davenport Furniture factory. The
deceased was a member of two fraternal organizations, German lodge A. O. U. W.,
and the Danish Brotherhood. He is survived by his wife and five children, Mrs.
Fred RODLER, Mrs. EWERS, Miss Hulled and John and Peter HANSEN, all of whom
reside in this city.
The funeral will be held from the late residence at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon
after which the remains will be taken to the crematorium for incineration.
Ned MURRAY, an eighty year old inmate of the county poor house died at 8 o'clock
this morning at Mercy Hospital from aortic insufficiency, or heart failure.
The deceased was a single man eighty years of age and had been in the hospital
for two weeks whither he was taken from the poor house. For a number of years
the deceased worked for Dan RYAN, the late veteran contractor.
The funeral will take place from the hospital this afternoon at 4 o'clock with
interment in Holy Family cemetery.
The Davenport friends of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. PENSINGER, now located in Kansas
City, will deeply regret to learn of the latter's death which occurred at their
new home in that city. Mr. PENSINGER was formerly an employee of the Eagle works
here, but followed that plant to Kansas City about two months ago. The family
was well known in this city and many friends here will extend their sympathy to
the husband and two children who survive her. The remains will be brought to
this city for interment.
The remains of Mrs. PENSINGER will arrive in this city tomorrow morning and the
funeral will be held from the Calvary Baptist church at one o'clock in the
afternoon. The interment will be made in Oakdale and Rev. WILLIAMS will conduct
Monday, February 15, 1897
C. H. Van ALSTINE of Muscatine was in the city Saturday on business.
Miss Bessie PUTNUM returned from Keokuk where she has been visiting friends.
Martin SILBERSTEIN left Sunday night for New York to be absent for a fortnight
on a strictly business mission.
J. M. HOWE, of the August STEFFEN establishment , is confined to his home on
East Sixth street with an attack of la grippe.
J. F. PRIEST of 611 west Fifteenth street, returned from Decatur, Michigan.,
Saturday night, the home of his parents, where he went on the sad mission of
burying his sister.
Marriage licenses were issued today to Herman PUCK and Catharina Dorathea
THIELVOLDT; Carl Emil BAER and Threasy Rosa KOEPPE.
Physical Director PENTLAND of the Rock Island Y. M. C. A. addressed the young
men's meeting in the local association rooms yesterday.
John F. NAGLE of 431 east Third street, is smiling over the advent of a baby boy
at his home. It is his first experience with the delicate feelings of proud
D. W. RYAN, the efficient cashier of the C. R. I. & P. railroad, is the
proud father of a baby daughter, whom he swears is the picture of her mamma.
Anagarika A. DHARMAPALA, the gentleman secretary of the Mahabodhi Society of
India, spoke at the Unitarian church Sunday morning upon the "Relations
Between Buddhism and Christianity."
Herman Hartz, the erstwhile tonsorial artist of the Hibernian Hall, has removed
to 209 Brady street in the old ELDRIDGE agency stand where he will be pleased to
meet all of his old patrons.
The funeral of the late Jacob JUSTED was held from the residence o his son, 917
LeClaire street, Yesterday afternoon with interment in Pine Hiss cemetery. Rev.
E. H. LOVETT conducted services.
The Fellowship club will meet this evening at the home of Dr. CRAWFORD. Attorney
Louis BLOCK will address the club on some legal topics at the try to give the
members of the club some healthy advice to keep them out of difficulties in the
The Prince Bismarck KRANKEN VEREIN has completed all arrangements for the last
grand masquerade ball of this season, which will take place at Claus GROTH Hall
Saturday evening, February 27.
Henry FECKER, Louis ROHM and Louis LUHR, who left here in a houseboat to float
down the river to New Orleans last September, returned home Saturday.
Charged With Abortion
Serious Accusation laid at Dr. CLELAND'S Door
His Apartments on East Third Street Visited by the Police today-A Mission Young
Woman Found There-Her Father Takes Out a Warrant
The dental establishment of Dr. John CLELAND'S on east Third street, was visited
by Chief KESSLER, and Detective CONNELLY this morning and as a result that
gentleman is behind the bars at the police station with the serious charge of
abortion hanging over him. The information, was taken out by a German resident
of the west end whose daughter of twenty-three years was found in CLELAND'S
rooms when the place was visited by the police this morning.
Dr. CLELAND'S arrest was rather a sensational circumstance, and was the result
of a search of several days past, for the young woman referred to who was
missing for the past week. Several days ago the young woman left home to go to
work for a certain family and last Thursday her father learned that she had not
reached her destination. Inquiry developed the fact that she had not been seen
since leaving home and the authorities were immediately notified of the case.
Further investigation on the part of County Attorney LISCHER and the police
resulted in the visit to CLELAND'S apartments this morning. The missing young
woman was found in one room apparently suffering from the effects of an abortion
reported to have been committed last Thursday or Friday. The girl was found
lying in bed, where she had been for a day or two at least, and her presence was
considered sufficient to incriminate the doctor, who was placed under arrest by
Chief KESSLER and Detective CONNELLY and taken t!
o the station where he still remained at a late hour this afternoon. The father
of the unfortunate young woman then went before Magistrate LECLAIRE and swore
out information charging Dr. CLELAND with the crime of producing a miscarriage
in a pregnant woman-in short, abortion.
About noon today, at the request of the young woman and her father, she was
removed to St. Luke's hospital where she will receive proper attention. As soon
as she was found Drs. MATTHEY AND ALLEN were summoned and are now in attendance.
Her condition is not considered critical by the attending physician.
.County Attorney LISCHER .declined to allow the young woman's name to be used
for publication as well as that of her father, this course being taken at the
request of her father, who is almost heartbroken over the affair. Nevertheless
he proposes to see justice done and the chances are that the case will be
prosecuted to the bitter end.
The young woman is about twenty three years of age and of German parentage, her
family being highly respected by all who know them.Dr. CLELAND has been a
practicing dentist of this city for many years and the result of the case will
be watched with considerable interest.
Against The Jail
Long Grove Pastor Says That is the Way Winfield Will Go
Rev. Martin MCNAMARA of Long Grove, pastor of St. Anne's church, was in the city
today and to a reporter of The Times expressed himself as against the
expenditure of any great sum for the building of a new jail when the old one
might be easily repaired."The sandy roads of the Wapsie," said the
clergyman, "have so disgusted them that they will vote down any attempt
which might alienate funds from that available for good roads."
The County Capitol.
In the case of Florence K. WILSON vs. Charles E. WILSON for divorce, there was a
trial to court and a decree entered in favor of plaintiff as per entry.
The case of Elizabeth GUENTHER vs. Detlef HERZBERG for a landlord's attachment
was today dismissed at the plaintiff's cost.
The case of Henry DART'S Sons vs. ASCHERMANN Bros., was dismissed.
A transcript of judgment has been filed from the court of Justice ALTMAN in the
case of HUBBELL & HUBBELL vs. Blanche MORAN and Fred PETERSEN. Plaintiff
recovered $25 for professional services together with interest.
In the case of J. A. LECLAIRE vs. Peter JANSEN, suit was brought to recover $340
rent and a landlord's attachment.
In the matter of the guardianship of Caroline HURTO, insane, T. J. GLYNN, the
guardian of the property of the mental derelict, petitions the court to approve
a deed of sale for the sum of $400 executed by the guardian.
The third report of S. F. SMITH and A. W. VANDERVEER, trustees of the
grandchildren of Mrs. Ella PARKER has been filed today and accepted. The
grandchildren were ordered paid $266. 56 each as their share of the increment of
Her Tenth Anniversary
Saturday was the tenth birthday anniversary of Gertrude SHIELDS, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James SHIELDS.The young folks who participated in the surprise included
Misses Mamie SNYDER, Katie PHELAN, Minnie and Annie MALLOY, Belle PHELAN,
Pauline and Rosie HOFFMEISTER, Stella and Julia BACKUS, Mamie SHIELDS, Master
Vincent HALEY, Harry SHIELDS, James and John MALLOY and John SNYDER.
Police Court Notes
F. ROURKE Placed Under Bonds to Keep the Peace.
The principal case before Magistrate LECLAIRE in the police court this morning
was that of J. F. ROURKE, who was arrested last night on the charge of
threatening to commit a public offense. Some time ago ROURKE'S wife, Mrs. Gertie
ROURKE, secured a divorce from him, and last night he made his appearance at the
woman's home, making threats that he would kill her. He was placed under bonds
of $300 this morning to keep the peace.
The case against Rudolph BONHOF and William BESNECKEL was called this morning,
both men pleading not guilty to the charge of assaulting Charles ROSENTHAL in a
west end saloon about two weeks ago. The case was finally dismissed on payment
Gus PAHL and G. HAYTE are awaiting trial on the charge of disturbing the peace,
while M. CURRY, arrested yesterday on a similar charge, was sent up for six
Card of Thanks
We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to the friends who so kindly assisted
and sympathized with us during the recent illness and death of our husband and
father, Lars HENRICKSON.
The Colona Poisoning Case
Mrs. PORTER Indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury
An Indictment is Also Returned Against the Domestic, Carrie Dion-The Analysis of
the Victim's Remains Not Yet Completed.
The grand jury of Henry county, Illinois, has taken a hand in the much mooted
Colona murder case and has enacted another chapter in this affair by returning
indictments against Mrs. PORTER, wife of the murdered man, and Miss Carrie DION,
who is supposed to have been implicated in his death. The indictment against
Mrs. PORTER is on the charge of murder while Carrie DION will answer to a
similar charge, notwithstanding the fact that the girl has turned state's
In view of the fact that the grand jury has taken action in the case the
coroner's jury held a conference at the office of Coroner MCARTHUR Saturday and
made their final report.
Prof. HAINES of the Rush Medical College, Chicago has not submitted his final
report upon the analysis of the vital organs of PORTER'S body.
Here the case rests for the present until the court shall take action relative
to the indictments found against Mrs. PORTER and the DION girl. In the meantime,
the result of Prof. HAINES' analysis will be awaited with considerable interest.
The Last of Earth.
The funeral of the late Louis HENRICKSON was held at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon from his late residence, 412 east Third street. The Danish Brotherhood
and the German Krauken Verein attended the funeral in a body, walking in solemn
procession at the head of the hearse, accompanied by the dirges of the Columbia
band. The solemn cortege was a long one and testified eloquently to the wide
acquaintance of the deceased and testified eloquently to the wide acquaintance
of the deceased. The display of lowers was beautiful and appropriate. Rev. W. H.
BLANCKE officiated both at the house and at the grave. Interment was at the West
Davenport Daily Times
Saturday, February 26, 1897
Samuel L. SWISHER, a well known citizen of Rock Island county died at his home
in Coe township across the river Thursday evening after a lingering illness of
several weeks duration. The deceased was born in Maryland in 1824 and settled in
Rock Island county in 1855. Since 1873 he has resided in Coe township. He is
survived by his wife and three children, two sons and a daughter. Mr. SWISHER
was one of the most estimable and popular citizens of Rock Island county and his
death will be generally regretted.